oa South African Medical Journal - Hepatic sequelae of congestive cardiac failure - evidence for a liver lesion in patients in whom cardiac function has been restored to normal

Volume 59, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In order to test the hypothesis that clinical and biochemical features of liver disease due to cardiac failure regress upon relief of cardiac decompensation, 38 patients with constrictive pericarditis were studied before and after pericardiectomy for periods ranging from 1 week to 25 years.

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